Arsenal eye £25m ‘next Jude Bellingham’ bargain as Spurs target ‘100%’ exit-bound

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
All of the latest Premier League transfer news, including Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal

In the immortal words of that fella who used to wear a Spider-Man suit and a pair of swimming goggles on Vine, ‘It’s Wednesday, my dudes’. And of course, you know what the means... Premier League transfer rumours! Then again, we do one of these round-ups on a daily basis, so I guess every day means ‘Premier League transfer rumours!

Anyways, there’s a distinct London focus to today’s batch of speculation, with Chelsea chasing goalkeepers, Ivan Toney chasing a Brentford exit, and Arsenal chasing a lad labelled ‘the next Jude Bellingham’. No pressure there, then.

Check it all out below...

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Chelsea monitor Pickford

You’re never going to believe this, but Chelsea are being linked with more potential signings! I know, right? So unlike them! According to 90min, despite having signed Robert Sanchez and Dorde Petrovic for a combined £39 million over the summer, the Blues could well be in the market for a new goalkeeper soon enough, and are keeping a particular eye on Everton and England number one Pickford.

The Toffees could be forced into a sale next summer amid ongoing financial uncertainty, and if they do part company with the 29-year-old, it is suggested that Mauricio Pochettino’s men could swoop. Also on their radar are Porto stopper Diogo Costa, and Valencia talent Giorgi Mamardashvili.

The 3AM Verdict: Despite signing Sanchez and Petrovic over the summer, it is hard to shake the suspicion that Chelsea could still do with reinforcements between the sticks. Pickford, for all of his detractors, is one of the finest shot stoppers and distributors in the Premier League on his day, and it does feel as if a move to one of the division’s more competitive sides is long overdue.

Toney set for exit

Elsewhere, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has insisted that Brentford talisman Ivan Toney is destined to leave the club in the near future. The striker is currently serving a ban for gambling-related offences, but remains a target for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Speaking about the 27-year-old, he said: “I think Toney is going to leave Brentford in 2024 – 100%, that’s the feeling of those close to him, so let’s see if that’s going to be January or the summer transfer window.”

The 3AM Verdict: Were it not for his ban, you suspect that there is a good chance Toney might have been prised away from Brentford before now. The striker is a fine player who has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to thrive in the Premier League, and whoever does end up signing him will be bringing in a real asset. The race for his signature begins now...

Arsenal eye Bynoe-Gittens

And finally, Arsenal are credited with an interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens - compared by many to Real Madrid wunderkind Jude Bellingham. Like the England midfielder, the 19-year-old attacker moved to the Bundesliga at a young age, and has made quite the impact over on the continent, steadily forcing his way into Dortmund’s first team plans.

According to Fichajes, his performances have been enough to catch the eye of the Gunners as well, with the possibility of a future raid touted. It is understood that Bynoe-Gittens has a release clause of around £25 million written into his current contract in Germany.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 3AM Verdict: Another winger capable of playing on the right would be nice for Arsenal - if nothing else just to ease some of the burden on Bukayo Saka. Certainly, Bynoe-Gittens is an exciting talent who already boasts Champions League experience at the age of 19, and if he continues his current trajectory, the £25 million release clause in his contract will start to look like an absolute bargain.

Watch our fun new show on Shots! now: 3am Fantasy Five-a-Side - which Premier League players would be most fun to have a pint with?

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.